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Looking to sell your condo? With assistance from a real estate agent, you can maximize the value of your property.

When it comes to selling a condo, hiring a real estate agent is a must. This housing market professional will set up condo showings, negotiate with condo buyers on your behalf and much more.

As a condo seller, it is important to do everything possible to get the best price for your property. And if you understand what it takes to find the right real estate agent, you may be able to streamline the condo selling journey.

Ultimately, there are many factors that condo sellers need to consider when they evaluate a real estate agent, including:

1. Condo Selling Experience

It is essential to hire a real estate agent who possesses condo selling experience. This housing market professional can take the guesswork out of selling a condo.

A real estate agent with condo selling experience will promote your residence to the right groups of property buyers. This will ensure your condo will stir up plenty of from interest from property buyers as soon as it becomes available.

Plus, a housing market professional can teach you about the real estate sector and help you plan accordingly. He or she will ensure you can avoid any potential hurdles as sell your condo too.

2. Communication Skills

Does a real estate agent go above and beyond the call of duty to stay in touch with condo sellers? If not, he or she may struggle to sell your condo.

A real estate agent should keep you informed at each stage of the condo selling journey. This housing market professional also should respond to your condo selling concerns and queries – without exception.

Perhaps most important, a real estate agent should be unafraid to be honest with you. With an honest real estate agent at your side, you can receive unbiased condo selling recommendations and make informed choices throughout the condo selling journey.

3. Client Referrals

How do past condo sellers rate a real estate agent? Ask a real estate agent for client referrals, and you can receive unparalleled insights into what it's like to work with this housing market professional.

Client referrals are great tools to help you decide whether a particular real estate agent is the best person to guide you along the condo selling journey. These referrals can provide you with insights into a real estate agent's professional demeanor and personality that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere. As a result, client referrals may prove to be exceedingly valuable to condo sellers.

If you need help selling a condo, allocate the necessary time and resources to hire a real estate agent – you'll be glad you did. Real estate agents are available nationwide and understand what it takes to sell a condo in any housing market. Therefore, working with a real estate agent may help you speed up the condo selling process and optimize the value of your property.


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When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them.

Condo Ownership

When you purchase a condo, you own the entire inside of the structure. The condo association owns the exterior, all common areas, and the land where the condo sits. Condo owners are not responsible for exterior maintenance. However, you need to budget for condominium association fees apart from your monthly mortgage payment. This covers the cost of repairs and maintenance in common areas. Most condos are in multi-story buildings.

Townhouse Ownership

When buying a townhouse in a traditional manner, you must pay dues to its homeowner's association. This fee goes toward outdoor maintenance, such as mowing the lawn and shoveling snow. Your fee may also include landscaping services. Townhomes typically appear as conjoined single-family homes.

If you choose to purchase a townhouse in a non-traditional manner, you own the land it sits on as well as the physical structure of the home. This means you are responsible for repairs and maintenance both inside and outside of your townhome. The association that owns a townhouse complex is only responsible for communal repairs such as potholes on the street.

Financial Considerations

You can't deduct homeowner's dues if either type of property is your primary or secondary home. The only exception to this is if you rent it to others. If you occupy the condo or townhouse, you can deduct real estate taxes and mortgage interest if you itemize deductions on your tax return. If you plan to use the condo as a second home and rent it the remainder of the time, make sure that you occupy it less than 10 percent of the time that you rent it. If you don't, the IRS considers it personal property.

The non-mortgage fees for a condo are almost always higher than they are for a townhouse. This is due to more shared areas and additional amenities that most townhomes don't have. These may include a swimming pool, a recreation room, or an area on the roof to suntan or host a barbeque for your neighbors. These amenities all carry an additional risk, which necessitates the need for additional insurance coverage.

The property taxes and initial down payment are typically higher for condos as well. Even so, some people prefer a condo over a townhouse because they feel that not being at street level offers them better security.

If you’re in the market for a non-traditional home, feel free to schedule a consultation. We'll go over your options and find the best home to suit your needs.


This Condo in Framingham, MA recently sold for $675,000. This Detached style home was sold by Susan McPherson - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.


4 Bartlett Lane, Framingham, MA 01701

Condo

$685,000
Price
$675,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Move right in to this lovely 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath detached home in the highly desired Montage Community. This unit features the “Hayden” floorplan, which offers over 2,400 sq ft of living area and a flexible floorplan. The Open Concept Living/Dining/Kitchen area is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features a large center island, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The living room offers gas fireplace, built in bookcases, high ceilings and plenty of natural sunlight. The 2nd floor features a loft area-an ideal office/den, laundry room and 3 bedrooms, including master suite with walk in closet and large master bath with double sinks and granite counters. The large unfinished basement provides expansion opportunities. The Montage community is conveniently located – close to MA Pike, Rt 9, Natick Mall, Lake Cochituate, shopping and restaurants. A beautiful home in a terrific location!

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This Condo in Franklin, MA recently sold for $524,750. This style home was sold by Susan McPherson - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.


65 Brookview Road, Franklin, MA 02038

Condo

$519,900
Price
$524,750
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Montage At Brookview, Another Brendon Homes Signature Community, Offers New Construction In Franklin MA. The "Wentworth" Is An Open Floor Plan That Features 2 Bedrooms Plus A Study With 2 1/2 Baths. Gorgeous Designer Kitchen With Wood Cabinetry, Granite Counters And Stainless Steel Appliances. A Spacious Great Room With Gas Fireplace And Beautiful Hardwood Floors Throughout The First Floor. Bedrooms, Study And Loft Space Are Carpet And Baths And Expansive Laundry Room Ceramic Tile. This Home Also Has A Two Car Garage Attached. Don't Delay, Homes Are Selling Fast. Please Call To Schedule Your Appointment Today.

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This Condo in Natick, MA recently sold for $235,000. This Low-Rise style home was sold by Susan McPherson - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate.


10 Squire Court, Natick, MA 01760

Condo

$229,900
Price
$235,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Updated condo in Deerfield Forest! Terrific 1 bedroom condo on ground floor with direct access to outside. This unit features updated kitchen and bath, washer & dryer IN UNIT, patio and large storage shed. Short walk to W. Natick commuter rail and easy access to highway, Natick Mall and restaurants. Be in before summer to enjoy all of the amenities Deerfield Forest has to offer: swimming pool, tennis courts, year round hot tub, club house and plenty of parking. High percentage of owner occupancy and onsite professional management staff. Great condo at a terrific price.....This one won’t last.

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